Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Matt McManus, Michel Foucault: Arch-Leftist or Subversive Conservative?  Areo magazine, 25 February 2019 Michel Foucault is one of the great thinkers of (post) modern thought, and arguably the most influential figure in the humanities and social science from the second half of the twentieth century. He is also widely regarded as a beacon of leftist …

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New Means of Workplace Surveillance From the Gaze of the Supervisor to the Digitalization of Employees by Ivan Manokha, Monthly Review An Independent Socialist Magazine (Feb 01, 2019) Introduction In the last twenty years or so, workplace surveillance has attracted a great deal of attention from academics and the mainstream media.1 This is explained by …

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Editor: I usually pass over this kind of material, but Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto has become an influential celebrity in the last few years with a large following. I am posting this in order to draw attention to the increasing volume and popularity of certain …

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Danny Sullivan, What Foucault Can Teach Us About the Schismatic Growth of Comicon Culture | Seattle Weekly, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 […] Philosopher Michel Foucault identified the dangers that face any group as knowledge of its subject matter grows. His The Archaeology of Knowledge (1972) is an attempt to discover the systems of thought that …

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Orazio Irrera, La raison nègre et le corps d’extraction. Esprit, n. 450, décembre 2018, pp. 100-105. En combinant le schéma marxiste de l’accumulation primitive et la biopolitique foucaldienne, Achille Mbembe propose une généalogie du sujet de race comme « corps d’extraction ». Un des aspects les plus remarquables du projet annoncé par un ouvrage comme Critique …

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Schumpeter Michel Foucault’s lessons for business, The Economist, Jun 21st 2018 Forget McKinsey. A Gallic intellectual is the key to controlling how companies are perceived NOT many businesspeople study post-war French philosophy, but they could certainly learn from it. Michel Foucault, who died in 1984, argued that how you structure information is a source of …

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Connor Richards: Demonstrating Politics Through Music – Daily Utah Chronicle, November 17, 2017 Extract The tradition of using music to make social commentary is being kept alive by American post-metal band ISIS. Post-metal, as a genre, is described by ISIS frontman and lyricist Aaron Turner as being a “thinking man’s metal.” The 2004 album Panopticon …

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“What Do You Want Me to Regret?”: An Interview with François Ewald Johannes Boehme interviews François Ewald, Los Angeles Review of Books, 3 November 2017 NOBODY COULD HAVE PREDICTED, in 1968, that François Ewald would one day receive the French state’s highest order for civil merit. At the time he was a young, ambitious, and …

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Elaine Blair, Chris Kraus, Female Antihero, The New Yorker, November 21, 2016 She turned her failures as a filmmaker and in her romantic relationships into the boundary-breaking autobiographical novel “I Love Dick.” […] “I Love Dick,” Kraus’s first book, was published in 1997 by the independent press Semiotext(e) and received little notice. Semiotext(e), founded in …

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